Home / TRAVEL / High Flyer / HIGH FLYER: British Airways' Gin O'Clock   

British Airways and Aviation American Gin, co-owned by Ryan Reynolds, have announced a new partnership. The luxury Gin brand will be offered on all long haul routes and short-haul customers will be able to purchase it from the on-board Speedbird café.

The two brands have been working together since October 2021 when the Aviation Gin bar opened in the British Airways Club Lounge in JFK airport. 
Crafted in small batches in Portland, Oregon Aviation American Gin is the world’s highest rated gin (scoring an impressive 97 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine).  The gin is infused with a unique blend of botanicals such as cardamom, coriander, French lavender, anise seed, sarsaparilla, juniper, and two kinds of orange peel to create a smoother, softer, more refined take on gin (making it perfect for an pre-flight cocktail!).


Tom Stevens, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience said: “Offering our customers a premium experience throughout their journey is important to us.  Partnering with Aviation American Gin is another great addition to our on-board service. We hope our customers join us in celebrating, with a refreshing gin and tonic.”  

Gareth Williams, International Brand Director at Aviation American Gin said: “We’re so excited to get on board with the UK flag carrier British Airways and take Aviation American Gin to new heights - the sky! Through this partnership, we're keen to enhance each traveller’s experience with a deliciously refreshing Aviation Gin cocktail for flyers to enjoy on journeys near and far, offering an American twist on this quintessentially British drink!"
To celebrate the new partnership,
Ryan Reynolds has filmed a new alternative safety video which will be seen on British Airways and Aviation Gin’s social channels (It’s hilarious – Ed).


British Airways’ new partnership with Aviation comes after Betty Buzz, a range of non-alcoholic sparkling mixers was rolled across British Airways’ US lounges, starting with JFK and San Francisco airports.

The mixers created by Blake Lively (who also happens to be Ryan’s wife) is a range of non-alcoholic sparkling mixers made with clean ingredients, real juice and no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners. 

Sounds like an Aviation Gin and a Betty Buzz tonic is what we will be ordering when TLTB is next in a BA lounge.

Sarah Bryans 16/03/2022
Take the Luxury Poll
69% of voters want
in flight WI-FI.
qoute Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

join the club